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Dean Friedman

DEAN FRIEDMAN

ANNOUNCES UK/IRELAND TOUR

APRIL-AUGUST 2019

 

“Dean Friedman’s stories in song left their mark on anyone who heard them” – Sunday Express

Dean Friedman, one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation, announces an epic 32 date UK/Ireland tour, April-August 2019.  The tour kicks off in Belfast, Crescent Arts Centre on April, 19th  and takes in The Bloomsbury Theatre, London on May 11th and finishes up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

Dean Friedman will also be hosting, performing and producing two orientated SongFestmicro-music festivals which includes masterclasses in songwriting and celebrating good songs with the artists that make them. This takes place:  July 20/21 at the Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham and July 27/28 at Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe.

This follows on from the huge success of Friedman’s first SongFest last year. Both SongFest will feature, legendary singer/songwriters: Chris Difford (ex Squeeze); Richard Digance; Boothby Graffoe; Tracey Curtis; Fiona Bevan; Boo Hewerdine and Kal Lavelle – with more to be announced.

Says Friedman, “A good song is like a combination time-machine and transporter-device; with nothing but a handful of words and melody, it creates an instant-universe capable of transporting the listener into another dimension, immersing them in a vivid, virtual world, filled with humor, beauty, pathos and joy. Every one of the incredible songwriters performing at SongFest does just that – each in their own unique and wonderful way.”

Last year marked Dean Friedman’s 40th anniversary in the music industry, where he celebrated with a sold-out UK tour and the re-release of his digitally remastered, 1978 ground breaking album “Well, Well,” said the Rocking Chair’.

Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout his  four decade recording career, including his classic hits:  ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’ and ‘Woman of Mine’, as well as selections from his last studio album, ’12 Songs’ – which was fan-funded.

This year marks Friedman’s 16th appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where in addition to his regular concert runs, he’s written and produced several hit children’s musicals, including ‘Smelly Feet’ – a children’s musical that really stinks! 

 

APRIL-AUGUST  2019  Tour Dates below:- 

APRIL

19 – Belfast, Crescent Arts Centre

20 – Dublin, Arthur’s Pub

21 – Dublin, Arthur’s Pub – Early 4.00pm show

25 – Conwy, Theatr Colwyn

26 – Bury, The Met

27 – Birmingham, Pizza Express Live!

28 – Liverpool, Epstein Theatre

 

MAY

 1 – Wigan, The Old Court

 2 – Doncaster, Doncaster Little Theatre

 3 – Stockton-on-Tees, Princess Alexandra Auditorium

 4 – Nottingham, Poppy & Pint

 5 – Grimsby, Central Hall

 8 – Norwich, The Garage

11 – London, Bloomsbury Theatre

13 – Henley-on-Thames, The Crooked Billet

14 – Henley-on-Thames, The Crooked Billet

16 – Swansea, The Hyst

17 – Pentrych, Acapela Studios

19 – Leek, Leek Arts Festival /Foxlowe Arts Centre 

 

JULY

20 – SongFest, Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham

21 –  SongFest, Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham

24 – East Hagbourne, Fleur de Lys

25 – Abergavenny, The Priory

26 – Henley-in-Arden, Henley Guild Hall

27 – SongFest, Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe

28 – SongFest, Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe

31 – Otley, The Courthouse

 

AUGUST

  1 – Dumfries, Theatre Royal

  2 – Livingston, Howden Park Centre

  3 – Glasgow, Oran Mor

14 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival- St Andrew’s & St George’s West (venue #111)

15 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – St Andrew’s & St George’s West (venue #111)

16 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – St Andrew’s & St George’s West (venue #111)

 

Tickets are available from:  www.deanfriedman.com or the venues direct.

Ticket Prices: £24 to £55  Doors Open 7:00pm or 7:30pm

SongFest, as well as registration for the ‘SongWriting Masterclasses’, can be found at www.SongFest.live. Ticket prices range from £48 (Saturday or Sunday) to £68 (weekend). Masterclass registration is £195 for two, 90 minute sessions, which will be held, each day, prior to the SongFest performance schedule. SongFest performances run from 4:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturday and from 3:00pm to 10:00pm on Sunday.

 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

In addition to his familiar radio hits, album releases and touring, Friedman composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to the hit Central TV series BOON and NBC’s Eerie Indiana. He’s also published a respected tome on the art and craft of songwriting titled, ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’ (The Artists League), based on the ‘Songwriting Workshops’ and ‘Songwriting Masterclasses’ he’s conducted at universities and music conservatories around the world, including L.I.P.A. (The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).

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